Brad McNamara @bbuzzmc
Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
Howie, I agree with you only to some extend. If the gap in quality between a young player and a developed player is only small, then by all means pick the young gun (eg Hughes vs Jaques). I don't agree with not picking the better player because of their age though. If we had have followed that advice we would never have picked Hayden or Hussey. After all, Haydos had been "exposed" at international level. Hussey was the wrong side of 30 when he debuted! Stuart Clark was picked at 30 and served us well for a few years. Winning is about putting the best team on the paddock.
Cummins looks the goods, but I really hope that he doesn't get a game until he's at least run through one side at domestic level.
When in a 'rebuilding phase' (you can argue whether or not Australia are in one of them at the moment, but whatever) you have to take more of a long term approach at times. Short term losses for a greater longer term gain.
Now I'm not advocating or defending what they've done with Katich, beacause I think Australia could have gained something in the long term by still having him around the group, but there comes a time where you have to suck it up and take the mediocre results in the short term for sustained success in the years ahead.
Parmi | #1 draft pick | Jake King is **** | Big Bash League tipping champion of the universeCome and Paint Turtle
I'm invincible ****.
And how'd he end up?
tbf, I did have a piss-easy run to that point. Against nobodies.
Anyone think Cummins' action looks a bit like Shane Bond's?
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